Let us count the ways we love Sophie Turner: women’s right’s activist, kickass actress, and now, fierce defender of mental health.
While we were never in any doubt that the Game Of Thrones star was an absolute queen, we could barely contain ourselves when Turner arrived to take on eternal internet troll Piers Morgan over some trash comments about mental health.
Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the hit HBO series, took to Twitter to blast Morgan after he reposted an article in which Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard claimed celebrities try to make “mental health fashionable.”
After Morgan responded that the article was “100% true”, Turner arrived to shut down the broadcaster in no uncertain terms.
“Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in UK per year.
“But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. T***.”
Can we get an ‘Amen’ up in here?
Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in UK per year. But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. Twat.
– Sophie Turner (@SophieT) January 9, 2019
Fans went wild for Turner’s clapback, praising the actress for calling out the Good Morning Britain presenter.
One wrote: “Drag them, Queen. I got the courage to speak up about my mental health issues because people, mainly celebrities, were talking about it. And even tho some idiots think it‘s just for attention or don’t take it seriously, it really helped me to accept it as a part of me.”
“The only way to get rid of the stigma is to be open about mental illness,” another wrote.
Of course, it’s not the only time a young woman in the public eye has heroically blasted Morgan for his problematic views. Last November, Ariana Grande dragged the broadcaster over his comments deriding “modern feminism”, specifically Little Mix, and their celebration of their sexuality.
One more time for the people in the back: speaking up around mental health helps breaks down the stigma. So let’s keep the conversation going.